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Anonymous asked:

my favourite thing is switching the tables on IchiHime moments. if it's such a non-threat,why does it get the reaction that it does? and what would happen if other pairings got those moments - like, specifically, the Lust moments and the recent developments - people would be screaming canon, but since they happen to our ship...well, you know. anyway, love your blog and have a great day!

ichinoue answered:

Thank youuu :-)

But yes, exactly! If something isn’t a threat, there would be no need to defend against it. Lashing out when other ships get moments just proves your own insecurity. And if you turned the tables around and it was your ship that was given the moment instead, would you still be insisting that it means nothing/is actually negative/isn’t worth fangirling over? Of course not.

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Anonymous asked:

people say that third party stuff doesn't matter, but I think other characters shipping IH is definitely a good thing

ichinoue answered:

It is a good thing. It contradicts yet another anti-IH argument: that Kubo only writes scenes between Ichigo and Orihime to prove how much IchiHime ‘fails.’ (Although the amount of positive development and progression that IH continues to receive already debunks this argument. And I also don’t see why he would waste his time consistently putting the focus on something he considered to be a ‘failure,’ in the first place, but I digress).

The thing is, if Kubo really thought that IchiHime was a failure, he could easily emphasize how no one in the story supports it, but instead he does the opposite and has multiple highly-intuitive characters who are friends/mentors of Ichigo and Orihime—characters that Kubo himself writes for, supporting IH, to the point of practically playing matchmaker for them at times. It could be said that Kubo is indirectly showing his support for IH just by writing for so many characters who support it.

Basically, if you’re trying to prove how much something is doomed to fail, it doesn’t make any sense to actively write your characters positively supporting and pushing for its success. It’s counterproductive and a contradiction.

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Anonymous asked:

I've been in the Bleach fandom since 2006 and I knew back then that Ichihime would be endgame. I've been dropping in on the Bleach fandom occasionally to check up on Ichihime, and I keep getting new significant developments between the two like WHOA. How are people still denying this pairing again???

ichinoue answered:

lol yup, it just keeps getting better :-) And well, it’s like I’ve always said, no one would spend so much time trying to disprove something that they genuinely believed had no chance of happening in the first place.

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"There was nothing sweeter in her life these days than Damon’s kisses. She could drift like this forever, forgetting the outside world. And that was a good thing, because she had the feeling that there was much depression in the outside and not too much happiness. But if she could always come back to this, this welcome, this sweetness, this ecstasy…"                                               — Shadow Souls

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Anonymous asked:

I'm pretty positive now that Kubo will make an endgame. I was always 50/50. I thought that Kubo would either make IchiHime canon, of just not make anything canon. But he's been slowly adding more and more IH moments, and even now, there is sooooo much lol like why add all these moments when there is a war, especially in the last arc, if you won't bother with any pairing?

ichinoue answered:

Same. I used to wonder if Kubo would avoid romance in this final arc so that he could forgo making anything canon in the end, but with the way he’s been consistently giving us IH moments and actually put the plot on pause for an entire chapter just so he could focus on Ichigo’s attraction to Orihime and him being teased about her—That is huge for a shounen. A boy being teased about a girl is a pretty obvious indicator that he has feelings for her, particularly when his reaction to the teasing is to become flustered and embarrassed, which confirms the suspicions. The fact that Kubo wanted to establish all of that before they left for RR together could very well be a set up for even greater moments in the future. These scenes aren’t written for no reason. They’re written to foreshadow/precede more things to come. 

Simply put, if he wasn’t interested in IchiHime, he would definitely have stopped writing about it by now, but he hasn’t. Instead, he’s actually gone out of his way to write about it, tease/hint at it, and have multiple characters actively supporting it, all during a war in the final arc.